Power (PWR)

The objective of the power subsystem is to acquire, store, and distribute power in a way that provides full functionality to the spacecraft for the duration of its mission. The Electrical Power System (EPS) must be able to generate power, typically through the use of solar panels, then store and regulate that energy such that all systems are adequately powered yet no components are harmed. Each of the major components of the EPS are set forth by the power requirements of other components on the satellite and the availability of power on the satellite's proposed orbit.